linking to sites - naive question

Subject: linking to sites - naive question
From: Thom Remington <remingtf -at- ENGG-MAIL -dot- LVS -dot- DUPONT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 09:00:22 -0400

OK. I'm about to open myself to some how-can-you-be-so-dumb flaming, but
there's something I don't understand.

A lot has come across TW-L lately about copyrights and linking to others'
web sites. I don't understand why there's any controversy.

If I publish a book and it's in the library, do I expect readers to contact
me for permission to check out the book? If I publish a web site, why would
I object to having someone establish a link to it? Yes, I would object if
someone copied material from my web site, published it, and didn't give me
credit.

If a corporation publishes a web site, wouldn't they *want* lots of folks to
link to it, thereby increasing its potential for "circulation"?

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Thom
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